Many Americans agree and are stocking up on weapons after the country’s worst mass shooting in three years. Gun retailers are reporting surging sales, with customers saying they want to keep handguns and rifles at hand for self-defense in the event of another attack.
“Everyone is reporting up, every store, every salesman, every distributor,” said Ray Peters, manager of Range, Guns & Safes, a company that sells firearms and safes in Atlanta with an indoor firing range. “People are more aware of the need to protect themselves.”
Oh, wait, you're saying a bunch of idiots who have never had any gun instruction probably just went out and bought a bunch of guns they don't know how to use? I'm feeling safer already.
Peters usually carries a pistol with him. But since last week’s shooting, he says he’s added a Ruger semiautomatic rifle.
At least Peters probably know what he's doing. Glad his second detachable death penis has made him feel safer.
More seriously, I live in an urban hellhole, one of those places which does actually have regular gun violence. I don't walk around feeling unsafe. Sure I could get mugged by someone with a gun. It happens. I just doubt that pulling out my own gun (or two!) would increase my likelihood of not getting shot. Kinda think it would be the opposite. If someone just wanted to kill me I probably wouldn't see the person before it happened.
I don't understand these people.